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frontier province. mr. chairman, i'm concerned that using the war powers act to call for the removal of u.s. combat forces which do not exist will only serve to inflame pakistan's sensibilities and do nothing to strengthen the partnership that we need to achieve our goals in this critical region. i urge my colleagues to oppose the resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio. >> with all due respect to my good friend from california, special operations troops are inside of pakistan right now. three troops have died, maybe they didn't intend to be hostile, but somebody intended hostilities towards them. mr. kucinich: there's no question about the hostile climate. what i'm trying to do here with the help of mr. paul is to stop expanding the u.s. forces' footprint in pakistan so that we stop an expanding war. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you very much, and i thank the gentleman from
at the language and analyze it. >> thank you, suza >> the appointment to fill the vacant u.s. senate seat of the late west virginia senator robert byrd. president obama on the gulf of mexico oil spill. after that, minority leader talk about their opposition to the democrats' economic policies. later, the state of the u.s. is really a security relationship. -- israeli security relationship. >> tomorrow, the michigan governor's republican primary debate. the candidates are seeking to replace democratic governor who is -- that is at 8:00 tomorrow. >> this weekend, author panels on religion, diversity in publishing, and african-american history. live, all day saturday starting at 11:00. also this week and, at the university -- columbia university professor on his new book. a weekend filled with a non- fiction books on c-span2. >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio, and online. you can also connect with us on facebook and twitter. sign up for our schedule alerts e-mails at >> we are covering the first of two debates over the weekend between republi
] >> richard holbrooke testified on capitol hill today. he was asked about u.s. spending in the region and chances for success. this hearing comes days after wikileaks posted thousands of classified military reports on the war in afghanistan. that hearing is next on c-span. after that, house intelligence and subcommittee chairs jane harman gives her take on the situation in afghanistan. later, the british defense secretary talks about operations in afghanistan. a house subcommittee will meet tomorrow to discuss ethics charges against congressman charlie rangel. he could face a trial before a panel in september. we will have live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span-3. >> c-span, our content is available on television, radio, and online. you can connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ >> the state department representative richard holbrooke testified about u.s. aid effort in afghanistan. we will hear from the u.s. aid administrator, as well. this house subcommittee hearing is about two hours. [gavel pounds] >> good m
case, but also the u.s. versus stevens case, the animal cruelty videos where the breeze that the united states filed took a very broad view of congressional power to suppress speech if congress felt that its social value was negated by ts social cost, a position that was really not necessary to defend thetatute. that sentence was called out by the chief justice, joined by being in open court startling and dangerous." again, we do not know if she wrote that sentence and we do not know how clearly it reflects her own views, but it is not consistent with the position she has taken on speech issues in the past. p- being "sttling and dangerous." it will be interesting to see whether her views are ll for told by what she said at the hearing. >> all right, which is that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] -- with that, please join me in thanking the panel. [applause] and thank you for attending. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> up next on c-span, this week's prime minister's questions from the br
to help build the u.s. capitol. after that, we will be aired this forum, and members of congress marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the korean war. queen elizabeth ii speakes said united nations tomorrow afternoon, offering an overview of human rights, peace efforts, and climate change. we will cover that, starting at 3:00 p.m. eastern. c-span is no available and over 100 million homes bring you washington your way, of public service created by america's cable companies. >> learn more about the nation's highest court from those who served on the bench. read our latest book, "the supreme court," candid conversations with all the justices, active and retired. now available in hardcover and also as an e-book. >> up next, a form on homeland security and how we -- and how prepared we are for a another terrorist attack -- terrorist attack. this last an hour and a half. >> if we could all reassemble, we are about to start. i am going to begin. welcome to the next session -- the title is how prepared are we for the next 9/11? we have a terrific panel to address this issue. we have sena
was served chairman ben bernanke testifies about the u.s. economy. after that, president obama signs the financial regulations bill. and later, the senate debate on in the unemployment benefits package which passed earlier today. >> this weekend, clark hoyt on the changing newspaper industry. >> i worry about the standards and maintaining journalistic integrity as we move from one media world to another. >> clark hoyt sunday night on "q&a." >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke told congress that the u.s. economic outlook is "unusually uncertain." chairman burnett was asked -- was before the senate banking committee and deliver his semi- annual report. this is 2.5 hours. guys okay? ready? all right. the committee will come to order. we are here today to hear from the chairman of the federal reserve on the semiannual monetary policy report to the congress. mr. chairman, we welcome to you our committee. once again, we thank you for your service to our country. and at least on my part, thank you and congratulate you for the tremendous work you and staff of the federal reserve have be
export credit agency of the united states with the mission to assist in financing the export of u.s. goods and services, at least that's what it states. the mine coal in india that the u.s.-manufactured machinery would be used in a new plant. a subsidiary was to use the loan guarantee to buy $600 million of wisconsin international mining machinery which represents 1,000 u.s. jobs. in a party-line vote, the loan guarantee was turned down not for economic reasons, but because it was contrary to the new white house policy of funding, quote, projects with heavy carbon emissions, end quote. in this case, a coal-fired power plant. one of the democratic members said he was following president obama's commitment to clean energy future and voted against the loan because of project's adverse environmental impact. if the two democrats denied the loan were interest nd the environmental impact, they would have voted for the loan. likewise for the president, who should overturn this denial. the decision will not help the environment. in fact, it damages the environment and contributes to poverty
an hour, plans to send more national guard troops to the u.s.-mexico border. and after that, president obama encourages senators to pass a bill extending unemployment insurance. on "washington journal tomorrow morning, we will talk with a deputy cia director john mclaughlin. and we will discuss the future of medicaid. "washington journal" live on c- span, every day at 7:00 eastern. >> the senate judiciary committee will vote on the nomination of elena kagan. watch live coverage on c-span 3 , and learn more about the supreme court in c-span's new book "the supreme court." providing unique insight throughout the court. >> the senate select committee on intelligence will be have a hearing tomorrow. you can watch it live on c- span3 at 2:30 p.m. eastern. a discussion -- a discussion on guantanamo bay detainee trials. we will hear from a former federal judge who argues against tribunals. they hosted this -- and human rights first posted this hour- long event. -- hosted this hour-long event. >> i am the program director of human rights first. i wanted to welcome everyone to a discussion on a
that the nationalebt represented a a a great threat to the future well-being of the u.s. each rivers and sign it cited unemployment. 64% said illegal immigration -- 86% cited unemployment. the 64% said illegal immigration. it showed that we are afraid of everything. one thing is joined with the high emotion attached to this, the anxiety, the fear loss of jobs. how you advise how do you advise politicians to deal with the emotional side with this? >>irst, in terms of the mood of the country right now, it is a time when people think things are not going in the right direction. there are many -- very many long-term problems that we are a long way out from under a very big concerns about -- a long way out from and there are very big concerns about. there seemed to be multiple problems, wars that we cannot be out of, take -- and an economy that cannot seem to rebound, oil that needs to be capped and then they knock the cap off. it is all part of the very real anxiety the people are facing. and they also think of it as more long term. in terms of dealing with emotional issues, first, -- and again i aside s
minister that there is no change in u.s. policy when it comes to these issues. we strongly believe that, given its size, its history, the region that it is then, and the threats that are leveled against us -- against it that israel has unique security requirements. it has to be able to respond to threats or any combination of threats in the region. and that is why we remain unwavering in our commitment to israel security. in the united states will never ask israel to take any steps that would undermine their security efforts. so i just want to say once again that i thought the discussion that we had was excellent. we have seen over the last year how our relationship has broadened. sometimes it does not get publicized, but on a whole range of issues, economic, military, issues relating to israel maintaining its qualitative mrs. to predict qualitative military edge, intelligence-sharing, how we are able to work together effectively on the international front -- that in fact our relationship is continuing to improve. and i think a lot of that has to do with the excellent work that the prim
states. the u.s. industry since 1990 has actually complied with the ku treaty, but not in a manner that would be -- the kyoto treaty, but not in a manner that would be optimal. facts should matter on the hill. it should also matter that every 3.6 seconds, a person in the world dies of starvation. when we hold ourselves up as being saviors of mankind by trying to reduce co2, we need to worry about the 3.6 seconds that a person cannot be said because they have died. in west virginia, the epa is constantly after things like conductivity when 40% of the sewage goes directly in the stream. there are no sanitation systems in many of the small rural towns. about 1.5 million people die each year from just indoor pollution in their own home. in many cases, they are burning menorah to fry their food. manure to forthe newe their food. with prosperity comes life expectancy. in the united states, healthcare, coal, electricity, and they have increased the life span by about 31 years. it is fundamentally important living 31 years longer. china and india are experiencing the same type of increase
a great thing for america. >> my name is charlie kuhn and i'm with the u.s. chamber of commer commerce, heritage -- >> i used to be with heritage years ago, too. >> one thing that seems important to me to stress is that if the conservative movement is going to have any impact, then we have to make sure particularly in this upcoming election that we elect conservatives. otherwise we'll have more health care, we'll have more government, we'll have more spending, and it seems to me when i look at this room full of women, it's like not just vote yourself, but get other people to vote. that's the only way that we're going to change washington, d.c. >> right. yeah. and i think your view there is reflective. 45% of the tea party leaders supposely being women and survey after survey showing that these are right of center people who are leading and involved in the tea parties. i think what you're finding at least in the beginning, i forget what they're calling it, not the first wave or early adopters i think is what they call it of the tea party movement such that it is, they were people who ha
the u.s. landis money and use it to buy their stuff. we are paying for imports that a track the growth of the debt. it means dealing with the middle tax -- middle class tax cuts. the best way to do that is to preserve fairness and make the tax system simpler. >> thank you. >> i would like to ask unanimous consent that my first four pages of shunning the light of truth and to the darkness be submitted at this point. they could be described as grassley light or a footnote. i think you're supposed to say without objection. >> i think so. and i do. >> i am struck by this. i did not know that you were that involved in the 1986 tax bill. i was the only member who voted no. i heard from bob dole after that directly. i thought he did that. that sort of struck me as being interesting in terms of history. i did not realize you played such a large role. that tax act. the real-estate industry in the ditch. it put agriculture in the ditch. and for five years after that, at town hall meetings, people were complaining about it. i could raise my hand and say i voted no. i do not know what all that mea
] and later he served as u.s. ambassador to the european union. bobbie ellis, staff director and chief counsel disability policy subcommittee. he helped to draft and negotiate more than 20 disability-related bills which were enacted into law, including the american with disabilities act, and he is currently with a law firm here in washington. [applause] last, i bring up the general. patricia wright who served as the director of government affairs for the disability rights, education, and defense firm. she served there for 1980-2005. she is widely recognized as the person who brought together all the different elements of the disability rights community. she is one of our chief strategist during the campaign to pull this all together to pass it. patricia wright is back here with us again. thank you, general. [applause] this is our first panel. the second panel will be a number activists and people from the community who have been so instrumental not only in the beginning, but the evolving structure of the ada since 1990. let me take it off. we will start with a starter here. the person who put
a day range? >> we want to get a better florida estimate. i had a conversation with the head of the u.s. geological survey. we both believe that whatever information we get out of this will lead us to a more refined estimate on flow rate. even to the extent that we have low pressure, if we can extend readings over time, it will give us more than which we have now. we have been trying to estimate the massive oil on the surface of the coast based on aerial surveillance. we have been using a high- resolution video through the sections. information where there was acoustical sensing used to assess the density. the problem has been the makeup of the float itself because there is seventh, natural gas in the oil itself. there are perhaps from time to time, so there is a way that we had the kind of plan that out. those are in the elegant weis, some of the best ways we had to estimate the flow rate. thank you. thank you to those here. >> the national commission investigating the gulf coast oil spill heard from local elected officials today in new orleans. representatives from the louisiana shrim
that has to be considered. but i have had conversations with the u.s. ambassador, as well as raising it today with the president, about this issue, and i hope a way through can be found. >> well, one of the things that david and i discussed was the increasing challenge that we're going to face as a consequence of the internet and the need for us to cooperate extensively on issues of cybersecurity. we had a brief discussion about the fact that although there may still be efforts to send in spies and try to obtain state secrets through traditional cold war methods, the truth of the matter is these days, where we're going to see enormous vulnerability when it comes to information is going to be through these kind of breaches in our information systems. so we take this very seriously. and i know that the british government does, as well. beyond that, one of the traditions we have is the president doesn't get involved in decisions around prosecutions, extradition matters. so what i expect is that my team will follow the law, but they will also coordinate closely with what we've just state
the bill when the vote occurs later today. >> the u.s. senate has approved the conference report. it passed the senate by a vote of 62-39. joining us this carrie budoff brown on the telephone. where did the extra no come from? >> the missing vote was the on filled seat of the late senator robert byrd. >> how did scott brown figure into the debate on the regulation? >> he became a central figure in this drama, because there was a lot of tdrama over the last few weeks. democrats struggled to find 60 votes, and brown was the core of that strategy. he was able to play of vocal role, which was important to democrats. he almost single-handedly got the conference to open up -- to put a tax on million dollar banks with risky investments. he was essential to the democratic strategy. he played it to his advantage. he was a very large figure in this and levers to is power in a visible and high-profile way. >> as this is signed into law, what are the major changes that the banking industry, the one or two key changes they will face under the new law? >> the big element is the consumer protection agency
aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is agreed. to accordingly, the house >> the u.s. house voted for changes to the financial system. the legislation creates a panel of regulators shared by the treasury secretary double monitor risks in the financial system. the measure now goes to the senate where they will debate on the measure in mid-july. if they approve the package, it goes to president obama for his signature. if live house coverage always on c-span. up next on c-span, house debate on the financial regulations bill. then the financial crisis inquiry commission questions at aig executives about the role derivatives played in the 2008 financial collapse. and then the congressional budget office director on the long-term outlook of the federal budget. house members today passed the financial industry regulations bill 237-one under 91. it was a compromise worked out in a conference with members of the senate. here is an hour of the debate leading up to the vote. mr. garrett: thank you, mr. chairman -- mr. speaker, and i thank you, mr. chairman. i rise in opposition
and the congressional agenda. and we will look at the future of the u.s. postal service with the chairman of the postal regulatory commission. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> our public affairs content is available on television and radio, and online. and you can also connect with us on twitter and facebook, -- >> ben bernanke says that making credit extensible to small businesses is crucial for the economic recovery. speaking at the federal reserve finance conference, he says not enough has been done to help the small companies. this is about half an hour. >> thank you, everybody. i am the director and the community affairs officer, and i would like to welcome you. we have the director of the committee on consumer affairs and she walsh -- she will begin today. >> thank you, joseph. i have a couple of things to do this morning. i would like to welcome you to the federal reserve board. i am very happy to be here for this very important forum. this is for the 43 small business forums, produced by the federal reserve banks across the country. these were held on different topi
us here to do what is best for the u.s. and all of its citizens what the democrats, republicans, or independence. in other words, they sent us here to govern. that is what i hope we will do in the remaining days before the congress takes its recess. thank you very much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> steny hoyer talks about the economy and job creation. after that, the coast guard and the interior department investigation into the gulf of mexico oil rig explosion. >> this weekend come not the summit for libertarian and conservative ideas, the eagle forum summit. then on sunday, the reading festival. authors talk about their books on fdr, and his legacy. >> now, steny hoyer outlines the democrats' legislative agenda heading into the november midterm elections. he also talks about democratic initiatives for the u.s. manufacturing sector and contrast democratic policies dating back to the great depression. center for american progress action fund posted this month. >> i am the executive vice presid
cyclopedic knowledge of history and literature, his corniness, his profound reverence for the u.s. constitution, his oratory. it's all true. for about a quarter of the time our government has existed, senator byrd stood like a century and a three-piece suit watching over the legislative branch. but here in west virginia, one can't help but be reminded first and foremost of the challenges he overcame to achieve all this. it's one of the glories of our country that success isn't restricted to the connected or the wellborn. that anyone with an enough talent and drive to the heights and por and prestige. it's remarkable to think that the man who wrotee the gettysbug address was raised by a couple who couldn't even sign their names. and it's no less remarkable that the man we honor today, a man who held everyone of us,fell down with his knowledge and his command of history, couldn't even afford a pair of socks to wear to sunday school as a boy. so here, in charleston, we are reminded tht the american promise reaches even into the remotest corners of hardin county, kentucky, and the win
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